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I don't think that you need to watch or read any of the previous material in order to understand the new 2017 movie. That being said, the subject matter is pretty convoluted to begin with. I had to watch the original 1995 (?) anime several times before I properly wrapped my head around everything that was going on. (Even now I'm not 100% convinced that ...


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tl;dr: You don't need to be familiar with the source material, though I highly recommend watching them. Long Version First things first, early reviews of the movie seem to indicate that it does not share it's source materiel's narrative and thematic focus, and ends up being a fairly generic sci-fi action flick. Of course I've not seen the movie yet, but I ...


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I was looking for the same last week after watching the movie when I found this on Reddit. This looks like the correct explanation and makes sense. The triangle represents three components of the human psyche; Id, Ego, and Super Ego. Here is the source Reddit discussion page.


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Most of the live action movie drew from the first GitS anime movie - they took the main plotline of the PuppetMaster and the sequence of scenes (jumping off the building, the various "puppets", the diving underwater, the final fight involving the tank). All of the Section 9 characters and their backgrounds (with the exception of Killian/Kusanagi) are from ...


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I can tell you that at least Johan Philip Asbæk, who plays Batou, was aiming for that composite you're talking about based on this interview. Based on the fact that he had the creative freedom to do that, I assume, and only assume, the general vibe of the production was more of a composite movie than a faithful rendition of either the original movie or the ...


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From an interview the actor gave to Today Cinema: "I demanded (to the director) that Aramaki needed to speak in Japanese and I carried it through. Because the based film is a Japanese anime. I was happy to join a film based on a Japanese-born work. But on the technology side, I was amazed by Hollywood. source : http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/...


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It's not a precise remake, and it will undoubtedly take some liberties, but in all I would say "not to enjoy the stand alone movie". To this I would add: Do see it. Just for the joy that is watching a very good anime. Also, hunt down Stand Alone Complex and watch that (it's a TV series). It expands on some things, and gives different stories in the same ...


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